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161  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 30, 2015, 03:48:10 PM
PS4 also got Project Root (it's on the list already).

Reviews and impressions aren't great so far.

It's been out on PC for a year or so.  Check out the trailer on Steam to see an example of how cut scene to gameplay transition can kill any built up enthusiasm.
162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amazon Echo on: April 29, 2015, 03:19:20 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 29, 2015, 01:09:18 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 22, 2015, 05:25:45 AM

Quote from: rittchard on April 21, 2015, 08:35:09 PM

Teehee, I am also a hypocrite and ordered one a while back  thumbsup

Lee, shall we form our own Apple Watch Amazon Echo Hypocrite's Club?

I think we should. It will cement our place as GT's upper echelon. nod

It will also let the rest of us know who the level 7 susceptibles are around here!

They do love their Hondas.
163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 28, 2015, 11:34:06 AM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on April 28, 2015, 01:18:30 AM

Quote from: farley2k on April 27, 2015, 06:43:24 PM

Is anyone really surprised by this?

Age Of Ultron Is Getting An Extended Cut And Alternate Ending On Blu-Ray.

The news comes from Amazon UK, or rather, The Telegraph, who got it from a release issued to customers by Amazon UK. Given that director Joss Whedon’s original cut of the movie was like three and a half hours long — and has had an hour-plus of footage trimmed off — this really isn’t the most surprising of news. But it does feel weird to know that there’ll be a different ending coming later, before we’ve even see the first one.

Probably going to be a much better than the shorter version.

Yeah, that's always how it works.
164  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 27, 2015, 04:27:27 PM

Quote from: Caine on April 27, 2015, 03:28:45 AM

The time just keeps on flying by, doesn't it?  already 4 months down, so I suppose we should be expecting AnoTher 'Best of the year' thread, right?  I look, but do not see it yet.  We have a few games out this week, but no heavy hitters just yet.  

Broken Age: The Complete Adventure
Omega Quintet
Project Root
Tropico 5
The Golf Club

The Golf Club

Paranormal Pursuit: The Gifted One
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition  nevermind the man behind the curtain with the eraser.  credit to Bullwinkle for the catch

Broken Age: The Complete Adventure
Project Root

Broken Age Part Two
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
WWE 2K15

Almost right.

It is still coming for Xbox 1 this week.
165  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/28) on: April 27, 2015, 12:15:32 PM
State of Decay should be Xbox One and PC, not PS3.  I'm going to give that one a go again.

I also just finished downloading Broken Age.

And what's up with The Golf Club?  That came out months ago, but I've seen it on other new release lists, too.

EDIT: Turns out the Golf Club is having a retail release this week.  The disc version has tropical settings and a season mode, which will apparently be added as DLC for the download version (though it's still in the future, for some reason).
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: April 24, 2015, 01:08:03 PM
Real Life Sonic the Hedgehog
167  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/21) on: April 23, 2015, 04:53:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 21, 2015, 08:13:24 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 21, 2015, 01:13:07 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 20, 2015, 08:48:02 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 20, 2015, 08:32:04 PM

I'll say this:

If you don't already have Shovel Knight on another platform, this is a must buy.  It's simply a fantastic game.

As for me, I'm keeping my eye on Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, but I'm hesitant for sure.

I'm waiting for the XB1 version with Battletoads.

They say April, so it's either this week or next (no delays announced)

Comes out next week on XB1. No idea how battletoads works in yet, but the XB1 purchase is  cross-buy with Windows.
Caveat for Windows cross-buy - apparently it's for Windows 10 only (so yeah, you'll need to upgrade when it becomes available).

No word on if the tech preview edition qualifies - I'll let you know next week. biggrin

Apparently, the PS version of Shovel Knight has Kratos. 
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fury on: April 22, 2015, 01:25:23 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 22, 2015, 01:16:27 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 22, 2015, 12:40:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 20, 2015, 07:43:46 PM

That's the same thing Skylander posted.



BTW, I couldn't figure out why I'd seen some of this before.  I forgot all about the Kickstarter (and I missed where Engine mentioned the Hoff Song the other day).
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fury on: April 22, 2015, 12:40:27 PM

Quote from: Purge on April 20, 2015, 07:43:46 PM

That's the same thing Skylander posted.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel + Netflix = Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessic Jones, Defenders on: April 22, 2015, 12:37:01 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 22, 2015, 01:05:00 AM

Excited DD has gotten a 2nd season order from Netflix  icon_smile

Disappointed that Daredevil's showrunner Steve S. DeKnight won't be returning (he stepped in for Drew Goddard after two episodes), though his successors appear to include at least one fellow Joss Whedon protege at least, and they worked on DD scripts:

DAREDEVIL Renewed for Season 2 with New Showrunners
In a turn of events that’s both surprising and not entirely unexpected, Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Daredevil for a second season, with the show returning in 2016. When Marvel TV first announced its plans to expand into the world of Netflix, the idea was that four individual shows—Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist—would each air in succession before a team-up Defenders miniseries. With Daredevil now coming back next year, it appears the plan has been altered.

But when Daredevil Season 2 debuts, there’ll be a few changes. Spartacus alum Steven S. DeKnight stepped in to take over the series when creator Drew Goddard left to work on his Sinister Six movie at Sony, but Netflix says DeKnight will not be back as showrunner for the second season. Instead, Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Da Vinci’s Demons) will be acting as the new showrunners, with Netflix stressing that the two “worked closely” with DeKnight throughout the first season. Petrie wrote the Season 1 episodes “Stick”, “The Ones We Leave Behind”, and “The Path of Righteousness”, and Ramirez wrote “Rabbit in a Snowstorm” and “Condemned”.
I won't panic about it. Just look through The Walking Dead's rotating set of showrunners to see how common it is for that change to occur.

I suspect to some extent it's a timing thing. Netflix still has four more Marvel series to film and broadcast (including The Defenders team-up) before DD's 2nd season and probably DeKnight couldn't commit to something that far into the future if he has other work lined up. I also don't know what Netflix pays vs. other broadcast networks, could be a factor too.

Just to be clear, the rotating showrunners situation on The Walking Dead is not at all common.  AMC is a bit of a nightmare, apparently.

Losing a showrunner can be a really big deal, as they set the tone, style and pace of a show.  Losing a key one can be disastrous.  Gilmore Girls lost Amy Sherman-Palladino for the last season, and it tanked hard and fast (my wife was just rewatching this on Netflix).  And, of course, Community lost Dan Harmon for the Gas Leak Year, and we know how that went.

It's early enough for DD that losing DeKnight may not be a problem. And at least this was amicable.  That's actually huge, as Producers won't necessarily be trying to get their own way.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Ant-Man on: April 21, 2015, 01:43:55 PM
They've started putting billboards up in Australia.

This is exactly the kind of humor that should have been used all along.
172  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/21) on: April 20, 2015, 08:32:04 PM
I'll say this:

If you don't already have Shovel Knight on another platform, this is a must buy.  It's simply a fantastic game.

As for me, I'm keeping my eye on Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, but I'm hesitant for sure.
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 20, 2015, 08:30:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 20, 2015, 04:01:26 PM

My problem is, Snyder is cynically deciding that a 2nd Man of Steel both needs to be "the dark sequel" (Empire Strikes Back) and must single handedly be the springboard for several other new films (Wonder Woman, Aqua Man) and reboots (Affleck-Batman, apparently with his own Iron Man suit borrowed from Miller's The Dark Knight Returns). It's so overstuffed, it makes Spider-Man 3 seem like it didn't have enough plotlines.  icon_neutral

To me, this movie makes sense if you give the Superman reboot its own trilogy and then revisit it as "Batman v Superman" maybe 20 years down the road. As "Superman Awakens."  icon_razz

Instead, you've got one Man of Steel film that was essentially a rebooted origin movie, and now BOOM, we're supposed to buy Superman already as an aging, hated, figure of suspicion -- shtick already explored in Hancock (2008) and arguably all the X-Men films.

I just go back to that first, imho, great trailer for Man of Steel. Of course later I read in Hans Zimmer's interviews that the trailer took all his music out of sequence and used it in a way that made the trailer seem like for a more "traditional" uplifting comic book movie. I liked the theme in the MoS trailer that Superman would initially be feared, the government wanted to destroy him, and then he'd proved what his motives were. And then of course instead we got mass building destruction, neck breaking and big flying penises ( Which is fine. It's Zack's baby now.

It's not Snyder needing to launch all of these heroes (and Justice League), it's DC. 

Also, from everything I've heard, this is not an aging Superman, just an aging Batman.  IIRC, this takes place very shortly after the end of the last film.

But I don't want to defend this film.  Back to blech.
174  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Who else sucks in online games? on: April 20, 2015, 11:36:42 AM
I am also in the suckage camp, in general.  But I keep playing them anyway.

I stop going to the threads about them because there are people here who are good, and it gets disheartening to see talk of impressive k/d ratios when I'm proud if I close in on 1:1 (and I count assists).  That's not a ding on the guys posting there.  Of course they should post that stuff.  It's more a symptom of the whole thing.

It's also not great in game to constantly be seeing my kills referred to as a Comeback.  Don't call it a Comeback, as the song goes.

I've been getting better, though.  For some reason, Titanfall clicked with me.  I was able to be in the top part of the score table, sometimes even first.  Then the most recent CoD saw similar scoring sometimes.  It depended on the match, of course, but I even posted a good result in the forums here.  I was encouraged and thought I might be getting it.

Fuck Hardline.

Seriously, like Xmann said, more than 15 seconds can be impressive.  There are moments where I wish you got points for still being alive.  And the post death camera tracking the guy who shot you, but after there's any visual information that could help you, goes on forever and feels like egregious insult.

One thing about Hardline that helped me to find out is that the starting weapons suck.  Seriously.  To the point that it's bad design because it entirely discourages new players.  And, if you're like me, the wealth of weapon choices is overwhelming and frustrating.  What if I blow all of my money on a weapon or piece of tech that doesn't work for me?  I'm back to square one.

Reading up online, I picked a weapon for the Robbers that is decent for me.  Here's the problem: you can also get it for the Cops, but only after you have enough kills with it as a Robber.  Given that I can't pick my team, how am I supposed to accomplish that?  Plus I still suck with this weapon, just a little less.  It's going to take forever.

Why am I still playing this again?
175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kung Fury on: April 18, 2015, 01:54:43 PM
Well, that song was awful, but that movie looks kick-ass.

My favorite bit from that was where the Hoff needed a stunt double to do some kicks in the air.
176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: April 18, 2015, 01:48:24 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 18, 2015, 02:30:17 AM

Wow how dismal and depressing.  Did not like.

Yeah, blech.

They're continuing in the exact direction with this I didn't want.
177  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 15, 2015, 03:40:09 PM
I guess.  I think the werewolf in the opening moments while you're unarmed does a decent job of telling you to be careful.

Also, that shortcut comes after the first hub portal (checkpointesque) anyway, so I'm not sure of the point of that particular gate anyway.

Again, I know handholding is against the grain of this game, but I think a little skeleton tip saying "Maybe try him later" would have been helpful to me, at least.
178  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Bloodborne (previously known as Project Beast) on: April 15, 2015, 02:39:48 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 15, 2015, 02:16:20 AM

Quote from: forgeforsaken on April 15, 2015, 01:55:11 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 15, 2015, 01:11:49 AM

When am I supposed to fight...
Spoiler for Hiden:
the big guy banging on one side of a gate.  There's a trio of crow monsters in the courtyard near him.

With a brick?  Those guys are easy to parry/visceral, I think you can get a stagger off on him too from behind then visceral attack.  The only guy early on you probably shouldn't fight is the big guy with the axe near the gate behind some boxes.

So funny.  This is the kind of thing I'm struggling to wrap my head around.  Guy banging on the gate screamed "mid-boss" to me, so I haven't tried engaging him at all yet.  Guy behind some boxes looked like "tough challenge to give a go" and I had numerous failed attempts against him. 

Ok, I'll give all this stuff a try.  Thanks all for the tips.

This was mostly me, too.  Except I didn't even wander off to the other side of that gate, because I was focused on taking out that guy behind the boxes.  I was actually starting to give up on the game for that reason.  Then, last night, I said, "Hey, maybe I'm supposed to save him for later" and suddenly I was plowing through everyone.  I got to where the brick guy was, took out the crows, inched up the opposite stairs, took out a couple of dogs.  I started working my way through the guys up there, inching up and down the stairs stealthily, trying to lure them (I was out of pebbles), when I heard a big grunt from behind me, like someone really large lifting their arms to give me the smackdown.  I whirled around and shouted "Oh, shit" a little too loudly for the ladies sleeping in my house.  I dodged out of the way of the oncoming brick, but eventually my unpreparedness got me.

I would have given the run another go immediately, but it was already really late and the run up to the brick dude, while not hard, does take a fair amount of time.  Still, looking forward to getting back in.

It's a little annoying, though, that I've been reading beginner and first level guides online and no one has said not to bother with that guy behind the crates.  Seriously, it's a challenge spike that shouldn't be there, IMO.  I know this game isn't about hand-holding, but I was going to give up because of that one dude.
179  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 13" or 14" Gaming Laptop Recommendations on: April 13, 2015, 11:17:42 PM
In the end, it was between the Razer 14 and the Alienware 13.

I went Alienware because they had a pretty good set of deals that got me almost $200 off. 

Should be here in two weeks.

I did not get the extended warranty. That always seems like a sucker's bet. What are people's experiences there?
180  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/14) on: April 13, 2015, 02:20:55 PM
Teslagrad is also coming for PS4, supposedly.  This is a pretty cool 2D puzzle platformer that I played on Wii U.  Worth a look.

I don't know much about the other small games on PS4 this week (Color Guardians, Titan Souls*, and We Are Doomed), but I'll be keeping an eye on them.

I will probably wind up getting MKX.

*Reviews of Titan Souls are hitting everywhere, and they are all quite positive.  The sparseness of the levels and maybe too intense challenge keep coming up.  I imagine the latter is going to keep me away.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Ant-Man on: April 13, 2015, 02:13:58 PM
Ant-Man Trailer

They're calling this the "first trailer" either because that first one was technically a teaser or because they want us to forget it existed (which I'm more than happy to do).

This one is much, much better.  There's some comedy, good action, not as much rambling cliche generation from Douglas.  All good, really, though I still wish it was a little lighter.
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 10, 2015, 12:54:54 PM
183  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [Wii U] Affordable Space Adventures on: April 10, 2015, 12:23:32 PM
I can't recommend this game enough, and I'm not very far into it.

It's clever and fun and good-looking and witty.

There's an opening movie that explains what your ship is and why you're on it.  You've rented an inexpensive Small CraftTM for 72 hours to explore a beautiful, uncharted alien world.  They really sell you on how gorgeous the place is, too, as it's a sales video.  You don't get to see what happens, but as the game starts, you've crashed.  The loading crates for other Small CraftsTM are scattered all around.  You Uexplore computer is borked and needs to restart.  Only a few systems are functional, best get exploring.

The reviews have been very good so far (currently at 83% on GameRankings with mostly 8s and 9s and one outlier 7).  Everyone seems to agree that it's a must-have if you own a Wii U.  It's designed with the system in mind, making clever use of the gamepad (to control your ship's systems and power ratios) in a way that few other games have.  I'll go so far to say that if more games used the gamepad like this, the Wii U would be selling better.

I haven't played co-op, but it's supposed to be a lot of fun.  It certainly eases some responsibility, as one person will pilot while another controls systems (a third player can control the scanner/flashlight).  In the early stages of the game, the systems player is going to feel kind of useless, I'd imagine, but there are a lot of slots for those systems, and I think it's going to be a lot to handle as the game goes on.

The environments all look great (the ship's light is cool, too) and the physics feel nice.  When you try to head out of the planet's atmosphere, for example, your ship is struck by the raging storm overhead.  This shuts down all of the ships power (the gamepad screen goes haywire, and you'll have to reboot everything), and the ship tumbles down, bouncing on the landscape in a believable way. 

And, of course, you'll have to use the physics with the ship's systems to solve puzzles.  A simple, early example is when a sort of crate on a spring blocks your path.  You can't really move it.  But didn't the ships thrusters just come online?  If you increase the power to the engines, you can force that thing out of the way (of course, if you leave it at maximum for too long, it overheats and the ship will blow up).

All of this makes for a great game, of course, and one that works with the Wii U in a way that it wouldn't on another system (sure they could combine it with an app, but without another player, you'd be switching back and forth).  What really elevates the game, IMO, is the charm of it.

It's little things like the Small CraftTM manual pages that pop up during loadscreens showing you important information like where the glovebox is, or showing you the friendly cartoon ship that points out helpful tips like don't put sharp objects in the seat-front pockets (if equipped).  I can tell you the moment that locked the game into the "love" category for me.  It was the first time I encountered water.  I dipped briefly into a small pond and when I came out, there was the clear sound of windshield wipers.  No graphic indicators or anything, just the kinda subtle sound effect.  Moments like that really make a difference.

It's not an inexpensive game at $20, but I can already tell it's worth it.  So much care and effort has gone into this game, that I think it could have (and maybe should have) been a full retail release.  Check it out.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: April 09, 2015, 04:51:15 PM

Chewbacca stands in for Louie.
185  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / LEGO Dimensions - LEGOs...Skylanders-style on: April 09, 2015, 02:01:01 PM
LEGO Dimensions

Supporting DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago and Back to the Future.  This could be a very cool geek blend.

This makes complete sense to me, but I'm already tired of this action figure format.

(pretty great, IMO)
186  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Code Name S.T.E.A.M on: April 09, 2015, 01:56:09 PM
Yeah, the 2nd stick makes a big difference.

If anyone had an issue with the slooow enemy turns, a patch was just released (I think or it's coming very soon) that makes them go twice as fast on the standard 3DS or 3x on the new 3DS.

Here's an example (though I'm not sure which device is being used).
187  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: 13" or 14" Gaming Laptop Recommendations on: April 08, 2015, 04:05:37 PM
Atomic Kid's fix didn't work.

Does anyone have any advice on a good gaming laptop that's smaller than 15"?

I'd love one that's quiet when not gaming, as I also need it to record voiceover audio.

And I'm interested in a SSD for boot but a larger hybrid or standard HDD as well so I can transfer my Steam collection over (along with some other big files). 

Any guidance?
188  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wii U on: April 06, 2015, 03:20:08 PM

Quote from: farley2k on April 06, 2015, 02:29:51 PM

Well he is bit bitter....Angry Joe is done reviewing/discussing Nintendo stuff.

Bigtime YouTuber says enough is enough; he won't do any more Nintendo videos

Recently, Nintendo implemented the beta version of a "Creator's Program" with tight guidelines on how Let's Play videos of its games can be broadcast. While YouTubers can still realize ad revenue under the program, Nintendo takes a 40 percent cut of it.

Rather foul mouthed (although AngryJoe is often profane) video about it.

Here is his angry rant

I now nothing about this until now but I will say from what I know it is stupid.  While companies don't see any direct revenue from Let's Play videos they certainly reap huge benefits from good press and hype about their game.  I think it is a bit more about Nintendo doing very poorly in this generation so they are scrambling for ways to milk money.

If this were any other company, I'd think that for sure.  It may still be true, of course.  Or at least part of the truth.

But I suspect for Nintendo, it's more about controlling their brand as they see it spiralling away from them.
189  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/7) on: April 06, 2015, 06:00:34 AM
Tower of Guns is free for PS+ (and a decent amount of fun), so why not?

Affordable Space Adventures is getting some really great reviews for the Wii U already.  And it's finally another game that actually makes use of the gamepad.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / NOT Mr. Show BUT With Bob and David on: April 03, 2015, 03:41:53 PM
Netflix Orders Sketch Comedy Show from Odenkirk & Cross


"Mr. Show with Bob & David" was great. They couldn't use "Mr. Show," I guess, so they're calling this one "With Bob and David" 'cause why the hell not.
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 03:00:18 PM
Some dork posted Tic Tac Toe Rules on BoardGameGeek.
192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 01:07:14 PM
Google Japan's Keyless Keyboard
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 01:05:01 PM
194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 01:02:48 PM
T.I.N.D.R. for WoW

Find some followers for your followers.
195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 12:45:37 PM
IGN brings us a Back to the Future, um, sequel?  Crossover?  Something...
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 12:33:58 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on April 01, 2015, 03:14:26 AM

This'll go great with Google Chrome Selfie.
197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: April Fools 2015 on: April 01, 2015, 12:31:22 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 01, 2015, 06:01:18 AM
As usual they're stuffed with some awesome items for April Fools. Every so often one of them even turns real, too!

The Game of Thrones Clue video is pretty funny.

If I had cats, I'd want that Voltron cat condo.

But this takes the cake:

198  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Plus - Now with lots more free games! on: March 31, 2015, 07:44:08 PM
Ha!  I knew I was right to wait on Never Alone!

Tower of Guns is actually a lot of fun.
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 31, 2015, 12:02:40 AM

Quote from: rittchard on March 30, 2015, 10:29:25 PM

Sorry I was busier this morning than expected.  I loved loved loved this finale, so much packed into a 90 minute show!!!  Honestly I think I barely took a breath for the entire hour I was watching the episode.  I really thought Glenn might bite it, Aaron too, and for a second I even thought Rick might go.  Can you imagine if they had killed Rick off in that sequence; that seriously would have been one of the biggest twists/moments in TV history.  I would have been bummed but the story possibilities killing Rick would be incredible, particularly since they would diverge further from the comic.  Who would be the new leader?  Morgan?  Carol?  Michonne?  Speaking of Carol, she was freaking awesome even in limited capacity.  I love how she dressed Rick down ("sunshine!") and it was such a great counterpoint to high-and-mighty Rick exiling her a while back.   The way she made Pete almost pee in his pants was so sweet, as was her declaration that all they'd need to deal with these "children" were knives.  She's in full command of her faculties and her new-found confidence, and she's pretty much the only one 100% completely thinking strategically.   If this were Survivor, she'd be my easy pick to win.  I also loved the short scene with Sasha lying in the grave.  I thought it was simple and creepy but beautifully shot, which just made it that much more disturbing. 

Wolves!!!  I don't remember them in the comics, but I'm pretty sure someone had said they were in the comics too.  I don't think they were a big deal, though, and that's kind of what it sounded like the implication was from Scott Gimple's letter on next season.  The next major threat should probably be Negan but hopefully that's back half of next season. 

Carol is overthinking strategically, which is what everyone but her was telling Rick.  She can only think Us Vs Them, even when that doesn't really apply.  She's so far past her mental schism that she can rationalize it and turn it on and off when necessary.  Just like a sociopath.  She is in full control of what faculties she has, but not all of them are present.

She would win Survivor, though.
200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 30, 2015, 03:43:24 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 30, 2015, 02:23:36 PM

Speaking of wolves...

So next season is going to parallel the 3 little pigs and wolf nursery rhyme.

Awesome, now my 5 year old and I can watch together!

Ha!  That never occurred to me.  That's good.

Can someone tell me if the the Wolves were in the comics?
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